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The meaning of Father's Day

The meaning of Father's Day

This Sunday is Fathers Day. It’s the day we see a spike in annual sock & undies sales, but it’s also a special day to honour family

The concept of a Father’s Day as we know it has been around since 1909. The chance for Mums and Kids to thank Dad for all the Dad jokes (please), for the love, for the support and for hopefully for being an all-round hero.

As a father of two girls it’s also a special day for me to reflect on what being a Dad, a role model and what life is all about. Being a father is one of the greatest rewards of all and a chance to leave a your very own legacy. 

Being a father doesn’t always mean your children are defined by blood. More often, being a father may be through circumstance and if it is, you share the same responsibility and play an important role in someone's life - even as that might even be more complex. 

Father’s Day is a chance for dad to reflect on what he does and is doing in this life for his family, to reflect on his role as a leader, a mentor, a part time funny guy, a modern day adventure guide for his children.

Leaving a legacy doesn’t mean you travel the world giving key note speeches, being quoted in motivational social feeds, it doesn’t necessarily mean you discover a new cure or pioneer space travel. A Dad's legacy is far bigger than any of those things, even if he happens to achieve any of them as well. 

A father’s legacy is doing his share of providing, it’s pushing his kids in their development, it’s showing vulnerability, expressing love and setting an expectation on how to give and receive love. Carrying your kids on your shoulders when your spine says no, sharing one on one time, giving that final push on the bike as your kids balance on two wheels for the first time, finding the words to calm souls as they head off to bed.

Fathers Day is time to reflect on everything that's wonderful about being a Dad. Being a Dad is a unique blessing. For the Dads out there - never underestimate how much your actions and the love shared with your family and kids is a legacy that will be mirrored by our children and then their children.

Enjoy Fathers Day from my family and everyone here at tscudo.

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